In Australia we’re used to a certain level of mark-up with prices. But when we’re being asked to pay twice what the US are being asked to pay, that’s a bit much.
Fluctuation in the exchange rate aside, these prices seem incredibly extreme.
In the US, PlayStation 4 owners are paying $19.99 for Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons. In Australia, we’re being asked to pay $44.95.
That’s probably the largest mark-up I’ve ever seen.
On Xbox LIVE the situation is slightly better. The US price is $19.99 and the Australian price is $39.95.
We asked Sony locally why the price was so skewed. They informed us that the pricing was a third-party issue. We’ve taken it up with the local distributor. They have very little to do with the digital distribution of Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons but informed us the retail release would be priced at $39.95 when it hits stores on September 3.
We’ve reached out to 505 Games. Hopefully we’ll get a response overnight from 505 Games as to the massive price discrepancy.
Thanks to @KRiSX for the tip!